Dear Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Family,
It is our great pleasure to announce the 2021 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Season! This year’s Festival runs through the summer from June 26 to August 28 featuring free, live performances in downtown San Francisco.
We are more than thrilled to welcome you back to Yerba Buena Gardens to enjoy outstanding programs in this beautiful, accessible outdoor venue. The fabulous Bobi Céspedes performs on Saturday, June 26 at 1pm. The Bay Area’s creative community is on full display this season from the inspiring dancers of the Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest, the genre-bending sounds of Ensemble Mik Nawooj, the awe-inspiring theatrics of Circus Bella, and beyond. As you can imagine, the artists are more than ready!
While San Francisco and California continue to reopen, rest assured that our staff is carefully following the local guidelines, ensuring the comfort and safety of all of our communities. We greatly appreciate the public’s cooperation and patience as we adjust to an ever-changing situation.
After a long period of isolation and trauma for many of us, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival remains a space for art and joy, welcoming people from all walks of life. And there’s nothing that gladdens the heart and spirit more than celebrating the performing arts together under open skies.
See you this summer,
Bobi Céspedes, June 26
YBG ChoreoFest, July 10, July 31, August 14
Ensemble Mik Nawooj, July 24
AfroSolo Arts Festival in the Gardens, August 7
Circus Bella’s Humorous!, August 28
Outdoor Dance Classes, every Tuesday, June 26-August 25, 11am-noon
Programs Every Thursday and Every Saturday
Kev Choice Ensemble, July 1
Rebirth Canal, July 8
Poetic Tuesday: Two Languages / One Community – Artists Against Violence and Hatred, July 13
Sentimiento y Manana, July 15
La Doña, July 17
Andre Thierry, July 22
LoCura, July 29
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, August 5
Valerie Troutt, August 12
Cabanijazz Project, August 19
Cláudia Villela, August 21
Native Contemporary Arts Festival Presents, August 26
More Details and Programs to be Announced!